courses

Becoming a Lifelong Learner

Sometimes we forget that learning is not just for children. Lifelong learners are open to learning every day of their lives. They seek, develop, and use skills to meet the ever-changing challenges of our world. Lifelong learners can inspire others to explore and learn, creating benefits for both themselves and their families. This course will open new doors in your journey as a lifelong learner.

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Canadian Geography

Whether you’re hiking or planning a cross country road trip, knowing how to read a map is a practical skill to have. In this course, you will learn ways that maps are useful and practice reading them. You will explore the geography of Canada and its abundance of natural resources and how Canada’s physical features influence population size and where people and businesses choose to locate. You will read and interpret graphs to identify trends and make predictions. Lastly, you will learn why Canada is proud of its diverse population and culture.

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Creating Your Digital Footprint

In this course you will find out what a digital footprint is and how you create one. You will explore the different reasons we communicate online and look at some online communication tools. Don't worry if you don't know what any of those terms mean yet. You will by the end of the course!

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Creative Writing: Telling Your Story

Sometimes we forget that writing can be a joy. Through a series of fun writing exercises and inspirational readings, you’ll remember (or discover) how much fun Creative Writing can be! You’ll gather useful tips on how to make your personal stories and journal entries more interesting and readable. You’ll also learn how to create a character, how to plan a fictional story, and how to structure your story to entice your reader. Clear lessons and printable worksheets will help you brush up on word choice, sentence structure, sentence variation and punctuation.

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Credit or PLAR - Science Prep

Register for this curriculum if you want to upgrade your general knowledge and understanding of all Science in preparation for taking a Science credit course or writing the Science PLAR test.

*NOTE – Learner Eligibility/Suitability for this course will be determined based on results of an intake assessment completed during the registration process.

Credit or PLAR – English Prep

Register for this curriculum if you want to upgrade your reading and writing skills to get ready to take a high school credit course or write the 9/10 English PLAR assessment.

 

Credit or PLAR – Math Prep

Register for this curriculum if you want to upgrade your math skills to get ready to take a high school credit course or write the 9/10 Math PLAR assessment.  

 

Goal Setting - Discovering Your Goals

I’m not sure what I want to do with my life, but I want it to be great! If this sounds familiar, this goal-setting course is for you. In this course, you will think about your dreams, consider your values and talents, and examine your needs, commitments, and challenges. Then you’ll have the chance to set a goal and form a plan of action to pursue that goal. This course is full of useful tips on making choices, researching options, and weathering the ups and downs of your journey. Discovering your goals is a giant step towards reaching your potential in life and work.

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Learning Strategies for Students with Learning Disabilities and ADHD

Everyone learns differently and some people face challenges because of learning disabilities. This course introduces students to common learning disabilities and gives useful learning strategies. In each unit you will learn how to: recognize specific disabilities, use recommended learning strategies, overcome academic challenges, use accommodations and use adaptive technology.

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Manage College: College Readiness Tips

This course helps students prepare for college and high school credit courses. Often students move on from work, upgrading or high school without knowing what skills they will need to succeed in college. With this course, students will learn tips and strategies to build their confidence with time management, organization, studying and overcoming obstacles.

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Memory and Study Tips for Students

When you are working or at school, you need to know how to remember information you learn. This course helps students develop the memory and studying skills they need to succeed. You will learn how information is transferred from short term memory to long term memory and then used to recall information.

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Personal Growth (Bundle)

Register for the Personal Growth Course Bundle if you are looking for a grouping of course material to help support you in the achievement of your goals. You will select from the following to create a package that fits your needs:

Goal Setting - Ponder your dreams, consider your values and talents, and examine your needs, commitments, and challenges. Discovering your goals is a giant step towards reaching your potential in life and work. Maintaining Healthy Self Esteem - Healthy self-esteem is something we all work on over our lifetime. In this course you will develop methods for increasing your self-esteem and maintaining it through times of stress. Learn tips on keeping your self-esteem intact while navigating the sometimes rough waters of life, on and off the job!

Self Exploration – My Dream Career - Understand the difference between a job and a career, identify current skills and knowledge, learn about barriers to employment and identify a dream career. Self Exploration – My Role Models - Explore the qualities of a good role model, your own personal qualities and what you want to work on to be a good role model.

Self Exploration – How I Communicate in Different Places - Understand how different generations communicate and the key factors in effective communication. Feel more comfortable communicating in a group setting and begin to understand how to improve your communication skills.

Self Exploration – Examining My Online Identity and Digital Media Use - Learn about your online identity, discuss how to protect yourself online and the use of digital devices and media in your life. Creative Writing—Telling your Story - Through a series of fun writing exercises and inspirational readings, you’ll remember (or discover) how much fun Creative Writing can be!

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PLAR Prep - Biology Applied Pathway

This course prepares learners to write the Biology tasks on the Applied Science PLAR Assessment.  In this course, you will study the biology of the human body, from cells to systems.   You will learn about the impact of humans on Earth’s ecosystems. 

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PLAR Prep - Earth and Space Science Applied Pathway

This course prepares learners to write Earth and Space Science tasks on the Applied Science PLAR Assessment. You will study electricity and optics. You will learn how to build electric circuits and analyze how light reflects or refracts on different surfaces.

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PLAR Prep - Physics Applied Pathway

This course prepares learners to write the Physics tasks on the Applied Science PLAR Assessment. This course focuses on Earth and space science. You will study the characteristics of our solar system including the Earth’s composition, subsystems and natural resources. You will also examine effects humans are having on the earth and plant growth.

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PLAR Preparation Bundle

A grouping of LearningHUB material to help you supplement classroom activities to prepare for the Workplace or College level Prior Learning Assessment & Recognition (PLAR) Assessments.  Upgrading material is currently available for English, Math and Science.

 

 

PLAR Science - (Task 1) Cell Cycle

In this course, you will study the characteristics of the cell cycle and reproduction and the effects viruses have on the body.

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PLAR Science - (Task 2) Chemical Naming

In this course, you will learn chemical formulas, names, and chemical reactions in an equation format and identify features of the periodic table. You will gain an understanding of chemical safety, properties of acids and bases reactants and products.

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PLAR Science - (Task 3) Tissues, Organs and Biohazards

In this course, you will study from cells to systems in the human body. You will also learn about biohazards and workplace hazards. 

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PLAR Science - (Task 4) Electricity

In this course, you will study electricity and magnetism. You will learn how to calculate energy consumption and cost. 

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Reading Strategies

This curriculum will teach you strategies to understand written text in messages, letters, stories and reports, and in graphical data (pie charts, tables, graphs, etc.)

 

Self Exploration: Examining My Online Identity and Digital Media Use

This course is the digital version of a course created by Literacy Link South Central (LLSC) in 2013 and funded by the Ontario government using Employment Ontario funding. It is one of a series of 4 courses we've grouped together under the heading of Self Exploration. In this course, you will learn about your online identity, discuss how to protect your online identity with secure passwords, look at the uses of digital devices and media in your life and talk about evaluating online information.

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Self Exploration: How I Communicate in Different Places

This course is the digital version of a course created by Literacy Link South Central (LLSC) in 2013 and funded by the Ontario government using Employment Ontario funding. It is one of a series of 4 courses we've grouped together under the heading of Self Exploration. In this course, you will be thinking and talking about how you communicate in different places. At the end of this course you should be able to understand how different generations communicate, understand key factors in effective communication, feel more comfortable communicating in a group setting, begin to understand how to improve communication skills and identify your current skills and the skills that you need to work on.

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Self Exploration: My Dream Career

This course is the digital version of a course created by Literacy Link South Central (LLSC) in 2013 and funded by the Ontario government using Employment Ontario funding. It is one of a series of 4 courses we've grouped together under the heading of Self Exploration. In this course, you will be thinking and talking about dream careers. At the end of this course you should be able to: understand the difference between a job and a career, identify your current skills and knowledge, understand barriers to employment and know more about your dream career.

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Self Exploration: My Role Models

This course is the digital version of a course created by Literacy Link South Central (LLSC) in 2013 and funded by the Ontario government using Employment Ontario funding. It is one of a series of 4 courses we've grouped together under the heading of Self Exploration. In this course, you will think about the qualities of a good role model. You will examine role models and mentors you have or may have had. Think about your local role models and those in the media. Explore the qualities you have and those you can work on to become a good role model.

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Steps to Success

This is a great course for learners who are new to the LearningHUB or online learning! In this course, we give you strategies and tips to set you up for success! You will identify your learning style and discover some ways to take advantage of your learning preferences. You will be introduced to memory and study tips as well as strategies for managing your time, reaching out for help, setting goals and monitoring your progress. You will learn to identify your learning challenges and how to come up with solutions when faced with an obstacle.

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Writing an Essay

If you are working toward a high school credit or assessment or preparing to write the GED test, you need to know how to write an essay. In this course, you will 

  • identify parts of a 5 paragraph essay
  • read writing prompts and learn how to answer them
  • use strategies like brainstorming and organizing to plan your essay
  • draft your own thesis statement as well as introduction, body and concluding paragraphs
  • revise and edit your essay draft

 

Don't let essays scare you! Take this course and learn the skills, step by step.

 

Writing Strategies

This curriculum will help you improve your grammar, spelling, punctuation, sentence structure and vocabulary, as well as your paragraph and essay writing skills.